Winter break in December may not always feel like a vacation for moms and dads especially during this busy holiday time of year. Many parents opt to use these days off from school to plan enriching outings and make time for learning outside the classroom. If you are looking for fun and educational activities for your children during their Christmas break, look no further than the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington Connecticut on 38 Curtis Road.
On Thursday, December 30 the Institute is offering a program at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. sure to chase the cabin fever blues away. The program will take place indoors and outdoors and all health protocols are followed.
Kids will play Native American games such as snow snake (weather permitting), snow boat, hoop and pole, keeper of the fire, and eagle eye. They will create a craft that they can take home as a memento of this exciting program. A highlight of the program is the traditional Native American Stories told by the Institute’s Professional Native American Storyteller that teaches children about the cultural beliefs of indigenous people living in the United States.
Studies show that children who are more active perform better in school and have better emotional and physical health. The educational programs of the Institute find fun ways to keep your children engaged and active by encouraging them to learn and do new things.
About The Institute for American Indian Studies
Located on 15 acres of woodland acres, the Institute For American Indian Studies preserves and educates through archeology, research, exhibitions, and programs. They have the 16th c. Algonquian Village, Award-Winning Wigwam Escape, and a museum with temporary and permanent displays of authentic artifacts from prehistory to the present that allows visitors to foster a new understanding of the world and the history and culture of Native Americans. The Institute for American Indian Studies is located at 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT.